AquaBusiness Archive

Bagungon: From fishpond pest to mudcrab fattener

Among the marine products we have in the country, mudcrab (Scylla serrata) also known as the ‘green crab’ due to its distinguished greenish outer shell. It is considered an “export winner” due to its high demand in the seafoods market. It commands high price both in the international and local market. Known for its sweet [&hellip

Read More…

The Dance of Sea Cucumbers

This special dance happens only on a night when the setting is conducive.  Like a waiting princess, she stands with head held high, her front end raised from the bottom. Meanwhile, he watches her at a distance, shaking and tossing restlessly á la lambada. A few hours later, he releases a hazy fluid that covers [&hellip

Read More…

Formulated feed for grow-out culture of mud crab identified

Basal diet for mud crab which can be used to supplement traditional or natural crab feed by 50 percent has been identified in a study. Dr. Mae Catacutan of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD) in Tigbauan, Iloilo conducted the study. With funding support from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and [&hellip

Read More…

Breeding and Culture of Goldfish

Goldfish is a small member of the carp family (Cyprinidae). It is called goldfish because it started from a gold variety of silver carp. They lack barbell which distinguishes it from common carp with two barbells. Goldfish is one of the earliest fish to be domesticated and still one of the most commonly kept aquarium [&hellip

Read More…

Pangasius Farming and Production Guide

Pangasius spp is commonly called as river or silver stripped catfish, Siamese shark, sutchi catfish, or swai catfish. This fish species live in freshwater and endemic to the Mekong basin. It is a riverine catfish belonging to the members of the family Pangasidae. It exhibits fast growth when cultured given a good environment. It is [&hellip

Read More…

Grow-out Farming of the Giant Freshwater Prawn

Growing freshwater prawn is a promising alternative to the expensive lobster and tiger prawn. The freshwater prawn, locally known as ulang, can be substituted for lobster and tiger prawn (sugpo) because of their appearance and excellent taste. Among the 15 species of freshwater prawn in the Philippines, the most popular to culture is the macrobrachium [&hellip

Read More…

How to Make Fishpond in your Backyard

Marketability of fish primarily depends on its freshness. Fish caught from afar and brought to market centers are preserved through chilling, freezing, or icing. Other preservation practices are smoking, salting and canning. Strictly speaking, preserved fish is not fresh because its rate of decomposition is merely suspended. Real fresh fish, therefore, are those newly caught [&hellip

Read More…

How to Raise Tilapia in the Backyard

Tilapias are economically important food fish for Filipinos. Also, among the easiest and most profitable fish to farm. Tilapias are hardy and tolerant to a wide range of environmental factors making them easy to culture. If you have a hectare of land, a portion of it can be converted to a fishpond where you can [&hellip

Read More…

Propagation of Duckweed (Lemna Perpusilla) In Net Enclosure

Duckweed is a small floating organic plant found worldwide and often seen growing in thick, blanket-like mat on still, nutrient rich fresh and moderately saline environment. They are monocotyledons, belonging to the botanical family Lemnaceae and are classified as higher plants. The family consists of four genera, Lemna, Spirodela, Wolffia, and Wolfiella, among which about [&hellip

Read More…

Big plans underway for a Philippine microalgae industry

In the future, the microalgae are likely to be part of one’s survival kit. These microscopic organisms are big storehouses of many of man’s vital needs — food, feed, fertilizer, and fuel. Thus, global demand for microalgal products has spurred a multibillion algal industry, estimated to be worth at least US$ 1.25 billion annually. In [&hellip

Read More…

The Pinoy “Longline”: An innovative and sustainable way to grow green mussels

The traditional method of growing green mussels in the Philippines is called the “stake” method wherein the mussel “spats” or young mussels freely attach to bamboo poles placed in the coastal areas. There is little management done and the number of mussel spats growing in the bamboo poles is not controlled resulting to poor quality [&hellip

Read More…

After genetics research, innovation is key to bigger Nile tilapia

Tilanggit (small-sized tilapia) is hitting it big in the local market. The export market, however, is keener on big–sized tilapia with enough flesh for fillet production. Under the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development-coordinated NTRDP, researchers from the Central Luzon State University are taking up the twin challenge of stepping [&hellip

Read More…